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Lifestyle 28 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sg. Lembing's golden years of ore

The Sg. Lembing tin mine, among the world#8217;s largest and deepest, once earned Pahang the name #8216;El-Dorado of the East#8217;. LIZ PRICE pays a visit to the museum that records its history.

Lifestyle 28 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Precautionary options

Learning the theory of self-defence is probably not enough in case of an encounter and taking up martial arts is not practical for everyone. What women need is a straightforward, street-wise approach to self-defence.

Nation 27 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Resident sheds light on underground passageway at castle

An estate resident shed some light on the recently discovered underground passageway at Km6 of the Gopeng-Batu Gajah road, saying it was a water channel used by residents across the road some 50 years ago.

AseanPlus News 24 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Death toll from train derailment in western India climbs to 51

The death toll from a train that derailed when it slammed into a boulder in western India climbed to 51 on Tuesday after rescue workers found more bodies, a railroad spokeswoman said.

Lifestyle 23 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Great balls of ice

KATHERINE KUAN traces the development and popularity of the local dessert ABC (air batu campur) from the days when it was shaped like an ice-ball.

AseanPlus News 23 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Longest submerged highway in Asia opens

A 2,880-metre underwater expressway tunnel that runs through the Huangpu River in Shanghai was put into use on Saturday, linking up the 99km Outer Ring Road of the biggest city in China.

Lifestyle 22 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Letting loose the banshee

FOUR hours after our drive around the gorgeous Tuscany countryside, adrenalin was still coursing through our veins and our hearts and bodies were still trembling. #8220;Fantastic!#8221; and #8220;out of this world!#8221; we enthused inadequately when we were asked how it felt to drive the latest Ferrari, the 360 Challenge Stradale, writes LOUIS CHEANG.

AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Super sewer system shapes up

SINGAPORE#8217;S underground sewage superhighways are taking shape. About 70% of the 48km of tunnels in Phase One of the S$7bil (RM15.4bil) scheme have been tunnelled, and the project is on course to meet its 2008 completion date.

Lifestyle 21 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

The world’s most celebrated instrument

The piano is undoubtedly one of the finest instruments ever invented; it has been played in various musical repertoires, from classical and jazz to Broadway. This amazing instrument is much more than just a large, wooden object or decorative furniture, it is an intricate mechanical device designed to produce a vast range of musical tones.

Lifestyle 20 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Digging deep for dirt

Reading Room. Short reviews of latest books.